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Conquistadors, Michael Wood

Label
Conquistadors
Title
Conquistadors
Statement of responsibility
Michael Wood
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Following in the footsteps of the Spanish adventurers, filmmaker Wood retraces the path of the conquistadors from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu. As he travels the same routes as Hernan Cortés, and Francisco and Gonzalo Pizarro, Wood describes the events that accompanied the epic sixteenth-century Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires. He also follows parts of Orellana's extraordinary voyage down the Amazon and of Cabeza de Vaca's arduous journey across America to the Pacific. Wood reconstructs both sides of the conquest, drawing from eyewitness accounts, letters, and Aztec texts recorded after the fall of Mexico. He also relates the present-day customs, rituals, and oral traditions of the people he meets. Wood grapples with the moral legacy of the European invasion and with the implications of an event that swept away civilizations, religions, and ways of life.--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
RIU
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Conquistadors, Michael Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published to accompany BBC television series entitled: Conquistadors
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-279) and index
Contents
Prologue: "The Lord of the Snow Star" -- Cortes and Montezuma -- The war of the worlds -- The conquest of the Incas -- The great war of the Incas -- El Dorado : the journey of Francisco Orellana -- The adventure of Cabeza de Vaca -- Epilogue: "All the world is human."
Control code
46621628
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780520230644
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
Conquistadors, Michael Wood
Publication
Note
Published to accompany BBC television series entitled: Conquistadors
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-279) and index
Contents
Prologue: "The Lord of the Snow Star" -- Cortes and Montezuma -- The war of the worlds -- The conquest of the Incas -- The great war of the Incas -- El Dorado : the journey of Francisco Orellana -- The adventure of Cabeza de Vaca -- Epilogue: "All the world is human."
Control code
46621628
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780520230644
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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